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Sep 30, 2012 11:00am EDT
of fracking, it's not a threat. >> fracking has been used in the united states for decades, and it was developed quite a long time ago to do exactly what we do now with the natural gas. >> well, not exactly. frackers used to just drill straight down. >> and they've now turned the drill bit at a 90-degree angle once it's hit the bottom. >> that's called "horizontal fracking." some claim this might actually cause small earthquakes. another issue is what's being pumped into the rock to force out the gas. new mixes of sand, water and chemicals are being used. critics claim those mixes may be more dangerous. >> ♪ with names like benzene and formaldehyde ♪ ♪ you better keep it far away from the water supply ♪ >> these companies are using highly toxic and, in some cases, chemicals that are known human carcinogens, which means chemicals that cause cancer. >> some believe that fracking too close to schools is causing problems. >> in states all across this country, where kids are coming home from school after playing during recess or during after-school sports practices, comp
NBC
Sep 30, 2012 11:30am EDT
as a musician in the united states corps of artillery. musicians wore red so officers could easily spot them on the field of battle. all right, guys! one quick thing! when the flag starts to pull as i'm raising it, you got to let go, okay? >> do you raise the flag every single day, even if no one's here? >> that is correct. we are mandated by law. president truman, in 1948, declared that fort mchenry should fly the flag 24/7, 365 days. >> like our country, our flag has changed a lot through the years. how long has the flag looked the way it does? >> the flag has had 50 stars and 13 stripes since 1960. >> that's when hawaii became our newest state. what is the most-famous american flag? >> the most-famous american flag is the flag that flew here in 1814. it is now in the smithsonian museum in washington, but it inspired the national anthem, and, therefore, it is the most-famous american flag. >> that flag had 15 stars and 15 stripes, and if you look closely, the flag they are flying here at fort mchenry is the same -- just a lot smaller. what are the right ways to handle the flag? >> the prop
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